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Heliguy Interviews Miro Forestry Company

In our latest Heliguy Insider interview, we had the opportunity to speak to Heliguy customers, Miro Forestry Company, on their unique drone use in the global forestry industry. Miro is a sustainable forestry and timber company with plantations in Ghana and Sierra Leone, West Africa. Their aim is to create sustainable forestry whilst maintaining the highest levels of conservation and environmental protection. In our interview, we discussed how they are utilising drones to enhance their work in comparison to the traditional method of data collection and the current and future... Read More

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DJI Matrice 200 Series SDK

Over the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about DJI’s SDKs (Software Development Kit). From the announcement of the new Payload SDK exclusively for the Matrice 200 Series to an exclusive partnership with Microsoft, there has been an impressive expansion in the possibilities available with DJI’s drones through third-party software and hardware integration. In this post, we’ll be discussing the various types of SDKs that are available on DJI’s enterprise drone series, the Matrice 200. We’ll be detailing the different forms of SDK, their current uses and how you... Read More

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Industry Changing CAA Announcement for PfCO Holders

Following the recently announced changes to the Air Navigation Order 2018, the CAA today announced some additional exciting news for existing Small Unmanned Aircraft (SUA) Operators. From the 30th July 2018, the following changes will come into effect: A reduction on the classes of SUA from 4 to 2; 0-20kg Multirotor and 0-20kg Fixed Wing A standard PfCO now permits the operation of a 7-20kg SUA in congested areas to within 50m which previously SUA in such class were limited to a distance of 150m Night operations will be automatically... Read More

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New UK Drone Laws Announced – Updated

The UK Department for Transport have just announced a set of new drone laws for UK drone pilots. These new rules will cover several areas including the banning of drones exceeding 400 feet, banning drones within 1 kilometre of airports as well as drone registration and online tests for drones above 250 grams. The rules will come into effect in the Summer of 2018 and Winter of 2019. Keep reading to find out more about the new laws and how they will affect your drone use. UK Drone Laws –... Read More

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Hands on with the DJI Zenmuse XT2

Continuing their successful partnership, drone giants, DJI with the world-leading thermal experts, FLIR recently announced their latest payload for the enterprise market, the DJI Zenmuse XT2. Building on the design of the original XT, the XT2 features FLIR’s expert thermal technology along with a visual sensor and gimbal from DJI. This combination increases the functionality of the Zenmuse XT2 offering new Intelligent Modes like the FLIR MSX. The Heliguy Team recently had the opportunity to test out the Zenmuse XT2 and try out all of the different modes and functions available.... Read More

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DJI Announce Geofencing Flexibility for Enterprise Pilots

Today, DJI have announced a huge improvement to their geofencing system for authorised enterprise drone pilots. A new and efficient process is available to select pilots who have the authorisation to fly in sensitive areas, in which geofencing unlock codes will be available within 30 minutes thanks to DJI’s staff who will be working around the clock. This development is ideal for the high demands of enterprise users that are often subject to time constraints. Keep reading to find out more on DJI Geofencing and how to unlock these areas.... Read More

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3D Mapping with Drones – LiDAR Case Study

Heliguy Insider recently got the opportunity to speak to Maria-Valasia Peppa, a Research Associate in Geomatics from Newcastle University’s School of Engineering and Ivona Hubova, a Systems Engineer from 3D Laser Mapping. Our interviews followed a Heliguy enterprise handover for a DJI Matrice 600 Pro and LiDAR system supplied by 3D Laser Mapping, purchased by Newcastle University. We had the opportunity to discuss LiDAR systems and their integration with drones along with the applications the technology could benefit. Keep reading to find out more on LiDAR technology and for a... Read More

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Hands on with the DJI Cendence Remote Controller

The DJI Cendence is an advanced, professional-level remote controller for the DJI Inspire 2 and the Matrice 200 Series. It offers extensive control over the drone using pre-set and customisable buttons, dials and levers. The Cendence utilises DJI’s Lightbridge technology for an interference-free connection as well as offering up to five analogue channels to increase its overall efficiency. Master and Slave control also adds to the precision accuracy with the Cendence. Keep reading to find out more about the DJI Cendence controller. Specifications Let’s start by taking a look at... Read More

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Heliguy Interviews Crowded Space Drones

Drones are being used as a tool in increasingly unique industries every day. One of these exciting new industries is related to public safety, crowd and event management. We recently had the opportunity to visit Heliguy customers from this industry, Crowded Space Drones. Our visit took place while they were on a job using a DJI Matrice 210 and Zenmuse Z30 to monitor the crowd at the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool vs Roma. We had a chance to see them in action and speak with the company director, Andrew McQuillan,... Read More

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DJI FlightHub Introduction

In November 2017 at AeroWorks, DJI announce their new tool for drone operation management; FlightHub. Designed for enterprise-level businesses, FlightHub is a web-based software that gives users live operation view, drone data management as well as personnel and drone management. Over the last couple of weeks, we have been testing out the features available on FlightHub. From our tests, we have created the below guide to show how to use its basic functions in real-world scenarios and demonstrate how it can benefit your drone operations. Keep reading to find out how... Read More